To prepare students to enter the field of finance, this department offers a comprehensive degree with classes in investments, financial planning, derivative markets, corporate finance, banking, the macroeconomy and the financial sector, financial econometrics and many others. Finance is also one of the most practical majors where students can learn how to invest for their personal profits, how to get prepared for their retirement, how to finance a home purchase or the purchase of a brand new car.
In this department we expect our students to learn both the theory and applications of the many topics covered in class. For instance, our students will be prepared to deal with the viability of a new product, with trading in futures and options, with analyzing what price of housing they can afford or with modeling of a lease versus purchase problem.
I am more than sure you will have many questions as you seek information on the various topics offered in our
department. Feel free to use all the communication options you find in our site. Our department looks forward to helping you develop academically and professionally. After all, we cannot promise you the world. The only thing we can promise you is that upon graduation you can feel ready to change the (financial) world.
Professor and Chair
Department of Banking and Financial Management
University of Piraeus
The Department of Banking and Financial Management was created in 1989 and is the only one in the field of Banking and Finance in Greece.
The curriculum is comparable with the respective curricula of the foreign Universities, is adjusted to the Greek reality and aims at covering the educational needs of the financial sector of the country.
21st place in the world rankings of the Financial Economics and Finance Departments, acording to REPEC ( Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)
302nd in the world rankings (Arizona State University), ranked by the number of articles published in the top 5 economic journals
The Department of Banking and Financial Management has been acknowledged as one of the most distinguished research departments.
A list of faculty publications can be found in REPEC.
A significant part of the research has been enabled in the departmental research laboratories.
30 years since the creation of the department
23 years from the creation of our first MSc program
10 years since the creation of the first greek MSc Program in Financial Economics for Law Practicioners